Adamus Resources Limited: Lands Ministry calls for calm and restraint

Lands Minister, Samuel A. Jinapor

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana has called for calm and restraint amidst escalating tensions involving Adamus Resources Limited, a mining company operating in the Western Region of Ghana.

The appeal follows recent disputes over the company’s management, particularly concerning the interim Management Committee (IMC) established by the Accra High Court of Justice (Commercial Division 7) on July 27, 2023, which has faced obstruction in executing its duties.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the IMC was barred by the company’s security personnel and police officers at the main entrance of Adamus Resources Limited’s operational headquarters in the Ellembelle District.

This prevented the committee from entering the premises to familiarize themselves with the company’s operations and interact with the workers.

In a statement released on Thursday, June 27, the Ministry emphasized the necessity of peaceful dialogue and negotiations to resolve the ongoing conflicts.

The Ministry urged all parties involved to avoid actions that could escalate the situation and jeopardize the safety and well-being of the affected communities.

The Ministry also clarified that the government is not a party to the ongoing legal tussle and does not support any side in the dispute. It emphasized the importance of respecting the judicial process and allowing the courts to resolve the issue peacefully.

In its appeal for calm and restraint, the Ministry reiterated its commitment to ensuring that mining activities in Ghana adhere to legal and ethical standards.

It called on all stakeholders to cooperate in finding a resolution that promotes peace and stability in the region.

“The Ministry has faith in the courts of our country to deal with all the matters in issue. The Ministry will, however, take the necessary measures to engage the parties to attempt an amicable resolution of the matter.”

“In the meantime, the Ministry calls on all parties to refrain from dealing with the matter in the media or taking such actions that could prejudice the fair adjudication of the matters in court. The Ministry, also, urges the parties to refrain from actions that tend to jeopardise the smooth running of the Company, pending the determination of the matters before the Court,” an excerpt of the statement said.

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